International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

Economics 1990

Author: N.A

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415074575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 700

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This bibliography lists the most important works in economics published in 1990. First published in 1952, the four International Bibliographies of the Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Political Science and Sociology) are at the forefront of social science information publishing. The IBSS is now produced under the editorial direction and authority of the British Library of Political and Economic Science, one of the world's leading social science institutions. In 1990 this database was merged with the London Bibliography of the Social Sciences to provide an information service of bibliogrpahic data covering the world's literature in the social sciences. The IBSS is the essential tool for librarians, university departments, research institutes, and all public or private institutions whose work requires access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the social sciences.

Harwood Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics

Author: J. Lesourne,H. Sonnenschein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415269070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 8200

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The Harwood Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics series was a groundbreaking attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of modern economics. A series of short books - arranged into thematic sections - provides state-of-the-art accounts of key areas within the discipline. Although never completed, the series produced several landmark books. It is notable for: * charting the emergence of vibrant new areas of economics (eg 'positive' political economy) * the numerous examples it gives of major innovations like game theory and the new institutional economics re-vitalizing traditional areas of economics * attracting some of the most talented economists of its generation, including Avinash Dixit, Drew Fudenberg, Thomas Palfrey and Jean Tirole This collection reprints the series in its entirety, making all titles available in hardback for the first time, either as individual volumes, or bound together in mini-sets organized by sub-discipline.

Bargaining power, wages and employment

an analysis of agricultural labor markets in India

Author: Gaurav Datt

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Providing a rich analysis, Bargaining Power, Wages, and Employment examines one of the most deprived groups in the country: agricultural laborers. This group constitutes 30% of all rural households, nearly two thirds of whom live below the poverty line, and accounts for about 60% of the total unemployed person-days in rural India. Using data for five different agro-climatic zones, the author develops a new bargaining model for the casual labor market at the village level. By exerting asymmetric power, the bargaining model determines the agricultural wage rate, the level of employment, and the employers' profits. Of particular interest is author Gaurav Datt's analysis of quasi-cooperative forms of behavior that persist even where labor unions are nonexistent as well as Datt's emphasis on the importance of building gender disparity into the bargaining process. Also developing a new research agenda for a hitherto neglected area of study, Bargaining Power, Wages, and Employment will be of interest to students, academics, and researchers in labor studies, agricultural economics, economic theory, and development studies.

Economic Structure and Performance

Author: Hollis B. Chenery

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483257916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 610

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Economic Structure and Performance: Essays in Honor of Hollis B. Chenery briefly reviews the work of Hollis Chenery in the field of economics. This book discusses the underlying themes in Chenery's work, including structure, strategy, adjustment, and models. Organized into four parts encompassing 26 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the patterns of structural change and their relation to growth. This text then examines the objectives, measures, and implementation of policy, as well as administrative capabilities and cultural characteristics. Other chapters compare Chenery's econometric analysis of development patterns with the historical analyses and suggest that the two approaches complement each other. This book discusses as well the persistence of disequilibrium in segments of the economy. The final chapter deals with simple criteria for detecting critical interdependencies and a formula for measuring their welfare consequences. This book is a valuable resource for economists, industrialists, foreign capitalists, and social scientists.

Chronic Inflation in an Industrializing Economy

The Brazilian Experience

Author: Vincent Parkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521375405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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Since the military coup d'tat in 1964 Brazil has experienced a period of almost uninterrupted inflation measured in tens and sometimes hundreds of per cent per year. In this book, originally published in 1991, Vincent Parkin sets out to explain the nature and causes of chronic inflation in middle-income developing countries by focusing on the Brazilian experience. He rejects the monetarist explanation for inflation and argues instead that the relationship between money and inflation is seldom clear-cut. The book will be of interest to all economists concerned with inflation and Latin America.

Beyond the Invisible Hand

Groundwork for a New Economics

Author: Kaushik Basu

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400836271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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One of the central tenets of mainstream economics is Adam Smith's proposition that, given certain conditions, self-interested behavior by individuals leads them to the social good, almost as if orchestrated by an invisible hand. This deep insight has, over the past two centuries, been taken out of context, contorted, and used as the cornerstone of free-market orthodoxy. In Beyond the Invisible Hand, Kaushik Basu argues that mainstream economics and its conservative popularizers have misrepresented Smith's insight and hampered our understanding of how economies function, why some economies fail and some succeed, and what the nature and role of state intervention might be. Comparing this view of the invisible hand with the vision described by Kafka--in which individuals pursuing their atomistic interests, devoid of moral compunction, end up creating a world that is mean and miserable--Basu argues for collective action and the need to shift our focus from the efficient society to one that is also fair. Using analytic tools from mainstream economics, the book challenges some of the precepts and propositions of mainstream economics. It maintains that, by ignoring the role of culture and custom, traditional economics promotes the view that the current system is the only viable one, thereby serving the interests of those who do well by this system. Beyond the Invisible Hand challenges readers to fundamentally rethink the assumptions underlying modern economic thought and proves that a more equitable society is both possible and sustainable, and hence worth striving for. By scrutinizing Adam Smith's theory, this impassioned critique of contemporary mainstream economics debunks traditional beliefs regarding best economic practices, self-interest, and the social good.

Agricultural Land Reform in South Africa

Policies, Markets and Mechanisms

Author: Johan Van Zyl,Johann Kirsten,Hans P. Binswanger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 621

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The policies advocated in this multi-authored book are set to become a benchmark publication in the field internationally. Using South Africa as the model, the research, proposals, and theory, outlines programmes to replace current uneconomic policies and practices that artificially favour big farmers. In order to fulfil the challenges of ensuring efficiency, equity, and growth, market mechanisms are proposed to ensure sustainable redistribution of land and financial support that will favour small farmers.

Economic History

Author: Sidney Pollard,Richard S. Tedlow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415269803

Category: Big business

Page: 200

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

The Role of Demand and Supply in the Generation and Diffusion of Technical Change

Author: Colin G. Thirtle,Vernon W. Ruttan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415269346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

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Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television

Author: Ann Evory,Hal May

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780810319158

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 492

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Entries contain personal and career information on contemporary authors as well as their published writings and work in progress

A reaction too far

economic theory and the role of the state in developing countries

Author: Tony Killick

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 77

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